Patrick Cantlay, the world’s fifth-ranked golfer, has announced that he will be parting ways with his hat sponsor, Goldman Sachs. According to DealBook, the financial services firm opted not to renew its contract with Cantlay, who they signed to a three-year deal in 2020.
Cantlay initially represented Goldman’s online consumer banking platform, Marcus, on his headwear but more recently has only featured the Goldman name. A Goldman spokesperson told DealBook that they constantly evaluate their partnerships and at this time, their logo will no longer appear on Cantlay’s hat.
This news comes just a few months after rumors swirled that Cantlay was refusing to wear a hat at the Ryder Cup out of protest for not being paid to compete in the international team competition. Cantlay denied these claims and instead said that he wasn’t wearing a hat because the team’s headwear didn’t fit well.
Additionally, Cantlay was supposed to play in the Hero World Challenge in two weeks in the Bahamas alongside friend Xander Schauffele. However, he was taken off the final commitment list along with Schauffele for undisclosed reasons.